Seniors Travel to Kykut, Home of VP and Gov. Nelson Rockefeller
First pictures published of SAC's trip to the Rockefeller Estate in Westchester, New York.
East Hills Seniors Tour the Met
The Seniors Activities Committee members and guests toured the Met backstage and even attended a rehersal on another cultural and successful trip.
SAC Hosts Military Bridge Night
The Senior Activities Committee hosted its Military Bridge Night on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the East Hills Village Theater. The popular event featured a "full house" of smiling residents and non-residents. SAC member Irving Chernofsky explained the rules of "Military Bridge," and players found the card game uncomplicated and easy to follow. Event participants dined on Ben's delicious delicatessen, followed by a Viennese table of assorted desserts.
SAC Chair Natalie Mansbach stated, "I am fortunate to work with such an enthusiastic group of East Hills residents, who are full of fresh event ideas and are excited to contribute to our dynamic community."
Mayor Michael Koblenz commended the Senior Activities Committee for its ever-expanding list of remarkable events. "Chair Natalie Mansbach and the members of the Senior Activities Committee bring originality and are constantly adding new dimension to their impressive list of programs."
The Senior Activities Committee includes Chair Natalie Mansbach, Treasurer Irving Chernofsky, Secretary Phyllis Friedlin, and committee members Eileen Reed, Leah Fiterstein, Barbara Klein, and Stanley Stern.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE TRIP TO NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO THE ARMORY SHOW AT 100 YEARS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th 2013
Once again the Senior Activities Committee arranged a wonderful all-day event! Our bus took us into Manhattan to the New York Historical Society (79th and Central Park West). Our group had two docents who guided us through the spectacular exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show - the stunning show that shocked the New York art world and ultimately resulted in the creation of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). We learned how this controversial show came about and were able to see many of the original paintings and sculptures that were shown, particularly Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase, and Matisse's "Blue Nude". Whether art connoisseurs or merely interested spectators, we all learned something about that historic event.
After a delicious lunch at the fabulous Northern Italian restaurant Scaletta, we were free to walk around the area, shop or return to the museum. Many of us resumed our museum trip to view the special exhibition: Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age of Portraits in America. These portraits of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century titans of industry and their families were breathtaking in their quality and depth of perception. Yes, once again SAC provided our residents and friends with a great day!
Don't miss our next events: Military Bridge on Saturday night, January 18th with dinner and games; and Peter Max at the Nassau Museum on February 11th, with lunch at Stressa after a docent tour of the exhibition. More exciting events are planned - be sure to watch for them in our next SAC Newsletter.
Current Events with the Senior Activities Committee
On November 19, the Senior Activities Committee hosted an important and relevant current events session featuring Laura Burns of the Burns Law Group, PC. Ms. Burns discussed the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare, as well as Your Health Care and Financial Advanced Directives - The Importance of Planning. She also presented on Medicare vs. Medicaid and why long term care is essential. This significant event demonstrates SAC's commitment to hosting fun yet informative activities for all East Hills residents to learn from and enjoy.
SAC Learns about the Life of a Lobbyist!
Village attorney and fellow resident William Burton spoke to the Senior Activities Committee about his career in lobbying at the recent SAC-hosted brunch entitled The Life of a Lobbyist in Washington, D.C. As a former New York State Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Special Prosecutor, Mr. Burton explained the lobbying process and reporting requirements. He also told his favorite stories from his career in the nation's capital and in the states.
SAC chair Natalie Mansbach thanked Mr. Burton for participating. She said, "Bill's speech received such positive and enthusiastic feedback from the residents. It was informative and presented in an entertaining style. One could see from the smiles on the faces of the residents that they thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. We did not have to go to Washington D.C. to learn about lobbying because Bill brought all the excitement and intricacies to East Hills! Bill is a valued friend and supporter of Sac and we are grateful to have him on our team. "
Kykuit Retreat a Success!
Once again the Seniors of East Hills spent a fun filled and busy day as they joined the Senior Activities Committee on an adventure to visit the Rockefeller Estate (Kykuit) on October 10, 2013. Not only did the seniors enjoy the bucolic surroundings, but they also had the opportunity to view the Rockefeller family's extensive private collection of sculptures and art work. As SAC members ate lunch at Sunset Cove, a restaurant overlooking the Hudson River, they discussed the highly anticipated next stop, Union Church, where stained glass windows by Matisse and Chagal are on display. Snacks on the bus, a safe, comfortable ride and a friendly, helpful bus driver all added to a memorable day.
SAC Book Club with Guest Author Bonnie Trachtenberg
The Senior Activities Committee had a successful turnout and positive response to its guest author event and book signing on Tuesday, October 29. Bonnie Trachtenberg, author of Wedlocked and fellow East Hills resident, discussed the writing and publishing of her novel. She answered residents' questions about the events in Wedlocked, and revealed that many of them were based on her own experiences. SAC participants were surprised to discover that many characters in the book were actually drawn from real life!
ANOTHER GREAT EVENT FOR THE SENIORS
The SAC Committee, (Seniors Activities Committee), sponsored another spectacular event on Thursday, June 6th . A BBQ prepared by the Park Grille restaurant and entertainer JC Revue made the evening dynamic. Thanks to SAC, senior residents did not have to go far to participate in an evening with friends, meeting new ones, while enjoying sumptuous food and outstanding Broadway music. The evening would not have been possible without the theater and other facilities at the Park. The Seniors stressed they are grateful to the Village staff led by Bill Gavin who helped to make the event go comfortable and run smoothly.
As the Seniors enjoyed a buffet of hot dogs, burgers, salads, steak, and chicken, they were totally surprised by the smorgorsboard desert "finale" offered by the Jerry Stamantinos.
JC added to the spectacular eve by performing pop, show tunes, country music and old time favorites. The Seniors raved about her performance.
Thanks go to the Senior Activity Committee for arranging this event. The members are: Natalie Mansbach, (Chair) , Irving Chernofsky, (Treasurer) Phyllis Friedlin, (Secretary), and committee members-Eileen Reed, Leah Fiterstein, and Barbara Klein.
Natalie Mansbach, chair of SAC thanked Mayor Koblenz and the trustees for giving the Committee their support and turning "a mere dream of a modern park" into a "true reality of a club".
SENIORS CONTINUE TO GAIN TECH-SAVVY
With the help of local students from Roslyn High School, the seniors of East Hills have been honing their technology skills, learning to use iPads, iPhones, laptops, and other devices as the Senior Activities Committee, chaired by Natalie Mansbach, continues with their mission to keep the older residents of East Hills informed about the latest technological advancements.
“Our seniors are among the best in the area when it comes to using technology effectively,” said Mayor Michael Koblenz.
The students teaching the workshops benefit just as much as the seniors who take them, as they learn the value of community outreach and are treated to the stories and experiences of a generation that grew up without the constant influence of technology and the internet.
In addition to Chair Natalie Mansbach, the Senior Activities Committee includes Treasurer Irving Chernofsky and members Phylis Friedlin, Leah FIterstein, Barbara Klein, and Eileen Reid.